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Which jack stand?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoTuesday1, Jan 20, 2023.

  1. Jan 20, 2023 at 3:28 PM
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    TacoTuesday1

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    Which jack stands are ideal for this truck?

    I like Big Red from Torin, and had a pair
    but I think it was 3,000lb and never got a chance to use them. Sold em
    they were small, and probably for cars

    I used to have an Arcan big jack, and that thing felt maxed out before it even touched my frame...
    But I have a 60" Hi-Lift now, that can probably handle it.

    Which leaves the question, which stands?
    I checked Amazon to see what else Torin has in Big Red,
    after being recommended 6,000lb; and they do have some.
    Like these simpler design cheaper ones

    Is the best thing to get?
    Honestly, with my ride height (couple " lift, 33's) I don't think a typical car stand (3,000lb) would even reach high enough vs. something marketed towards truck/SUV

    Any fancy boutique "unique design" will have a ripoff price, vs. old school like below

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  2. Jan 20, 2023 at 3:38 PM
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    TnShooter

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    I have the 3ton.
    Wish I went with the 6 ton.
    Get the 6 ton.

    I gave my 6 ton set to my brother when he lifted his ram 6”.
    I got the 3 ton, just in case I ever needed to work with a car. (They sit lower).
    Miss my 6 ton. They felt much more sturdy and I had lots of room left for height adjustment.
     
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  3. Jan 20, 2023 at 3:44 PM
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    Hook78

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    I have Power Torque 6-ton stands. These were excellent when I installed my 2-inch lift, still had plenty of room to go up.

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    6 Ton, taller and built heavier. 3 Ton too short.
     
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    Def. 6 ton (for the taller reach) if you have a TRD OR or any kind of lift or big tires going on

    My preference is for "US Jack™". If it's good enough for the US Dept. of Defense, it's good enough for me. Made in the USA. No, really. MADE in the USA, with US-sourced steel.

    I think I read somewhere that they proof-test every single jack stand (and their hyd. jacks also) to 1.5x rated capacity.

    https://www.amazon.com/US-JACK-D-41610-Garage-Stands/dp/B00P248NYO/
     
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    6 ton, double locking. They're all pretty much the same, brand doesn't matter. I just picked up a pair for under 60 bucks.

    Even my 3 tons are double locked. Thats a vital feature to me. That and visually inspecting the pawls on the saddle riser and making sure that none of them have a casting flaw. Casting flaws/rounded pawls and teeth happen across all brands; it's important to inspect your gear before it goes into service. Every time.
     
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    I've got a 6 ton set...more for the extra reach. They give you extra stability too, which is nice when you're under there really working on something.
     
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    Mine are too.
    Turin is the brand.
    They have slide in locks.
     
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    I use the Torin 6 ton jack stands with the locking pin. I think I got them from Amazon many years ago. Also use an Arcan XL325R jack from Costco and a Daytona 3 ton jack from harbor freight. (The $290 one)
     
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    I use a set of 3 ton for the rear and 6 ton for the front. Pin lock Daytona brand.
     
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    usually milspec means lowest quality, cheapest bid contracts, that still overprice to ripoff
     
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    Could be, in some cases. But US Jack makes jacks for like, F22 Raptor maintenance, and such type of thangs. They ain't going to drop a $100M jet fighter because of a crappy jack. Hopefully the same design/build philosophy carries over to all of their lifting products.
     
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    I have the ESCO 3 tons, they are the best I’ve seen, solid center post and pin with retainer clip. That price is for each and a lot higher When I bough them about 6-7 months ago they were around $50 each.
     
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    A word on mil spec from someone who knows.

    A military specification is a document describing a material or part in detail, so that manufacturers can universally understand what requirements they need to meet in order for that product to be accepted by DoD off the manufacturing line. Could be as simple as a bolt. Type of alloy, thread count, shank length, type of head, type of shoulder, and perhaps additional characteristics like heat treat, breaking strength, and so on depending on the application.

    Equating a military specification with “lowest quality, cheapest bid” demonstrates a misunderstanding of the purpose of the specification. Another member alluded to it, but in many cases the military specification, for aerospace products for example, requires a much higher degree of quality and performance than a commonly available product that does not meet the specification.

    Furthermore, military specifications are, in part, intended to avoid substandard products by communicating minimum requirements. Those requirements exceed the application requirement established by engineering, and may sometimes vastly exceed them for critical applications. The DoD has rigorous requirements for authorizing vendors to produce material on government contracts, including testing and inspections that go above and beyond whatever internal QA process the vendor has.

    In the end the mil spec exists to help government entities balance trade offs between cost, performance, and risk amongst others.

    Now, when you’re talking about a commercial manufacturer putting out a product to the public, not to the government, but saying it meets a military specification, what does this really mean? It’s not on a DoD contract so it has no DoD inspection. Also, is that particular specification important to your personal application? It could be way more than what you need. Or way less. Or just right. The only way you could know is by asking which mil spec, and then downloading that specification document, and then read and understand it. You’d also have to trust that the manufacturer’s QA process actually produces a product meeting that requirement. It may or it may not.

    So after having said alllll that, the bottom line is that “mil spec” advertising for consumer goods may or may not mean anything useful to you at all as the end user. I do agree that it’s almost always used as a marketing tool to justify a price increase, which may or may not actually be justified. You may get a super badass product for what your use is, or you may get something that underperforms for your particular requirement. Situationally dependent

    As with everything, words mean things, and you have to be educated enough and willing to do research in order to have the facts in front of you when making a choice to buy any product.

    If you want a great positive example of over engineering in regards to a company building a product for both military and private customers, and using that military customer as an advertising hook, Google Mystery Ranch in Bozeman, MT. I have nothing to do with this company other than, 30 years ago I owned one of their backpacks when it was Dana Designs (phenomenal pack). Their backpacks are expensive, but I also guarantee you they’re worth it for someone using that backpack in harsh conditions.

    Sorry for the long post, hopefully that’s all helpful info.
     
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    Remains to be seen I bought the tires and wheels the rest came along
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    I have bought all my Jacks and Stands from them. Nice buying from people who service what they sell.
     
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